First third of an Allen Ginsberg reading of "Pup Tent," "Newt Gingrich," "Skeleton Key," and new words to "Amazing Grace," followed with an introduction by Andrew Schelling of Robin Blaser and Lee Ann Brown reading "Even on Sunday," "Let Down Thy Bars," three versions of "Amazing Grace," "Resistance Play," "A Present Bow<" "After Sappho," "Pledge," "Love," "Poem for Lisa," "A Bird Flew By with a Vowel," "Thang," "In Bedding Pretences." (Continues on 95p070-071.) Keywords: New American Poetry, performance poetry, political poetry, music and literature
November 21, 2004 Subject:
Great late reading from AG.
I found AG's voice got better as he got older- his singsong speaking voice comes through here with authority, humor and humanity.
0:00: starts in the middle of Pup Tent
1:33: Newt Gingrich Declares War on Mcgovernik Counter Culture.
3:36: The Ballad of the Skeletons- with unpublished verses
9:03: Amazing Grace (song begins at 9:29)* with Steven Taylor (I assume). What a heartbreaking performance of this.
Lee Ann Brown's portion is a warm, funny performance too.
Starts at 30:40